Groups that Thrive: 8 Surprising Discoveries About Life-Giving Small Groups

Groups that Thrive: 8 Surprising Discoveries About Life-Giving Small Groups

by Joel Comiskey, Jim Egli (Other)

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ISBN-13: 9781935789901
Publisher: CCS Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2018
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 1,225,851
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Joel Comiskey is the founder and president of the Joel Comiskey Group, a resource and training ministry for the worldwide cell church movement. Actively engaged with the Church around the world, Joel has facilitated workshops on six continents. A prolific writer, he has authored numerous books and articles, many of which are available through his website. Joel also provides church and cell leaders with helpful free resources. In addition to facilitating workshops and creating resources, he serves as a coach to cell church leaders and as an adjunct professor at Simpson University and B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. Joel served as pastor in the USA (1984-89) and as a missionary in South America (1990-2001), where he was involved in pastoral ministry, church planting, and seminary teaching. After returning from Ecuador, he planted a church in the USA (2001-2008) and is now primarily involved in coaching pastors. In addition to his undergraduate qualifications, Joel holds an M.A. in professional studies and an M.Div. and Ph.D. in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He received the Donald McGavran Church Growth Award in recognition of his outstanding service as a missionary and contributor to the Church Growth Movement through diligent research and analysis of the contemporary cell church phenomenon. In addition to his focus on the cell church, Joel is also passionate about leadership, discipleship, missiology, and teaching others to write for publication. To find out more about Joel, his ministry, and his resources, visit his website and blog at http://www.joelcomiskeygroup.com/. Joel is married to Celyce and they have three daughters. They live in Moreno Valley, California.

Jm Egli is the Leadership Pastor at the Vineyard Church (Urbana, IL). This is a church with five campuses in East Central Illinois. Jim's assignment is to multiply the number of leaders, small groups, and churches here, near and far away. i

Since 1992 the central focus of Jim's ministry has been small group ministry. For eight years of that time my full-time job was writing training and consulting with churches helping them to establish vibrant small group ministries.

In his quest to help churches with small groups Jim completed a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Regent University researching what differentiates growing small groups from stagnant ones and why some churches small groups ministry thrive while others struggle. He wrote a book called Small Groups, Big Impact, which might be the most researched and practical book ever written for small group leaders.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Stop Doing Everything Yourself!

Chapter Two: Don't Look for People Like You. Empower Everyone!

Chapter Three: Grow Deeper to Develop Members

Chapter Four: Reach Out to Grow Closer!

Chapter Five: Focus on Jesus To Draw Unbelievers to Him!

Chapter Six: Quit Studying so Much and Start Praying!

Chapter Seven: Remember that Health Is Multi-Faceted

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